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Heroes Community > Tavern of the Rising Sun > Thread: What are you reading now?
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fred79
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posted March 16, 2018 10:06 AM

i have been on-and-off reading irvine welsh's "a decent ride", about a scottish cabbie who makes the sexy with more women than anyone should be able to in one lifetime and not be a porno star. it makes for interesting reading, because most of it's written in how you can imagine scottish speaking(i've never been to scotland, so i don't know. i can only go off of "trainspotting", which is also welsh's work).

the book pretty much is like reading a t.v. show: not much substance, but vaguely entertaining nonetheless.

i much prefer "trainspotting" to this book, but whatever.

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Zenofex
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posted March 21, 2018 05:02 PM

I've nearly finished Steinbeck's "East of Eden". That guys is an artistic expression junkie. When I read "Of Mice and Men" I got the impression that he can't (or don't want to) deliver reported speech very well but the said novel kicked me back in the face. Maybe he goes too artistic from time to time but as a whole the style is very memorable.

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posted April 11, 2018 12:07 PM

Just finished "a decent ride". Turns out "a decent ride" is a decent read.

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posted April 23, 2018 08:56 PM

just opening up "doctor sleep" by stephen king. it follows the storyline of "the shining", where danny grows up and ends up helping a girl with the most powerful telepathic abilities danny's ever seen. he(according to the book jacket) has to help her as she is being chased by a somewhat-immortal cult of people who slowly torture to death children with telepathic abilities, in order to extract some power from them which comes in the form of steam(not unlike how "it" feeds off the fear of children to stay immortal itself, only through "gooey tears").

sitting down with nearly a pound of strawberries, cut and cored, with cool whip to dip them in; for a reading snack.

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posted April 23, 2018 09:20 PM

Currently reading "The armies of God" by Rodney Stark, I love me some books on the Crusades.
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posted April 23, 2018 11:59 PM

i'm 100 pages into "doctor sleep", and it's good. leagues better than "from a buick 8", which was the last new king book i read.

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posted April 24, 2018 08:07 PM

i'm near the end of the book. it's a page-turner, and hard to put down.

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posted April 25, 2018 10:12 AM

I'm reading - actually nearly finished - "Carrie" at the moment. It's like a rough copy for all the later King's novels. Still, very easy to read, like all of his books despite their other qualities. It has one big problem though (some spoilers follow, get cover under the rock you've been living if you have not even watched the movie(s) or read the book) - Carrie's mother. Given that she's central to the whole story, King went too far in depicting her as a overly zealous cuckoo while at the same time failed (or actually didn't even bother) to explain how come she even let her daughter go to a public school where all the filth she fears and hates with religious conviction flourishes. A picturesque character but not a very realistic one and that somewhat undermines the immersion.

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posted April 25, 2018 12:15 PM

finished "doctor sleep" last night before bed. i'll be picking up another unread king soon.

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posted September 09, 2018 09:40 AM

Finished Abercrombie's "Best Served Cold" a few days ago. As with all of his books - very easy to read but also a bit too pompous. It's probably the most expressive novel in the First Law world and from literary point of view probably the best but suffers from lack of likeable characters (Monza is probably the least likeable of all, and she's the center of the story...) and some of them don't feel very logically developed. Some of the twists were nice though, didn't quite expect them. Outside of the trilogy, I'd place this one above Heroes but below Red Country.

Now reading "Dracula" by Bram Stoker, allegedly the full version (after the first release in XIX century). The story has been spoiled by the numerous adaptations but not quite. So far it's a very good read.

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posted September 09, 2018 09:46 AM
Edited by artu at 09:47, 09 Sep 2018.

Yes, Iíve always liked 19th Century novels in the form of letters, Dracula is no exception, one wonders if some modern social media version of it can be pulled off, but people post much shorter now, which changes things.
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posted September 09, 2018 10:34 AM

Evgeny Kissin's Memoirs & Reflections. Has a chapter praising for De Souza's controversial "two cheers for colonialism", those damn illiterate and conservative pianists are everywhere

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